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Address: 11309 Highway 78, Givens Hot Springs, ID 83641
Phone Number: (208) 495-2000
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Description: This historic site is currently a spring heated swimming pool with camping...
This historic site is currently a spring heated swimming pool with camping and cabins. It's less than an hour outside of Boise, ID
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I love this place.

I have been coming to Givens Hot Springs regularly for 30 years and we find it welcoming The large pool is excellent for swimming and warm enough to soak what ever ails one. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Cheryl H
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Nampa, Idaho
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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been coming to Givens Hot Springs regularly for 30 years and we find it welcoming The large pool is excellent for swimming and warm enough to soak what ever ails one. The staff is well trained lifeguards. The "natural" hot water is rotated out of the pool every 24 hours and is kept up with minimal chemicals. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

It's a hot springs people! I feel really bad for the owners having to deal with all these negative reviews. It is not a luxery resort. I love taking my kids here, and my husband gets great benefits from the warm water as he has a lot of pain and leg muscle spasms. The pool is very therapeutic. Kudos to... More 

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blue mountains
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place might have a lot of historical interest, but truly, it is in dire shape. There is most certainly mold on the walls, evident when you first walk in. We did agree to a tour of the place and tried not be unkind to the nice lady who showed us around. Ghastly, really ghastly. She also showed us a... More 

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Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Fortunately, we are visited by several hundred happy customers each week--thousands every year--who have a very different opinion and thoroughly enjoy our facility. We wish you well, and hope you found something to your liking down the road. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When we first walked in, it didn't smell too bad. When we walked in the dressing room, I couldn't help myself from gagging by the smell. Once I started looking around, I saw what appeared to be mold on the ceiling and walls. spider webs were everywhere as well as spiders. any type of metal was beginning or in the... More 

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Nadine G, Co-owner with Steve at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

I’m going to address both “Most likely won’t come again” and “Spider Central” together, as I believe you both came to Givens with the same group, and have some of the same concerns. First, for “Spider Central”--A Background on Hot Springs in Idaho, 101. There are approximately 110 remote, undeveloped hot springs in Idaho, and 25 developed ones (more hot... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Went there for a birthday party today-- was disgusted. The water was alright, however the facility needs major, & I mean MAJOR work. Daddy Long Legs EVERYWHERE, mold on ceilings, rust, & smelled of urine. It was my first time at a hotsprings & I was extremely disappointed. My friends were the only thing that made it worth while. I... More 

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Nadine G, Co-Owner with Steve at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Please refer to our response to "Most likely won't come again." More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This popular type hot spa is looked forward to by nearly everyone, so passing through we chose to stop the night in our RV. We noticed that the building is now being changed into a tropical tree growing venue as coming down through the roof, was a very large branch which in the future will be a very good bungy... More 

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Nadine G, Co-owner with Steve at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Humorous and interesting cultural perspective of our place from Queensland, Australia! The “tropical tree growing venue” you mentioned is a volunteer trumpet vine which makes its way through the roof every spring. We don’t discourage it. About the middle of summer, it produces beautiful salmon-colored trumpet flowers—a lovely addition to the décor in the poolhouse. We don’t recommend bungee-jumping from... More 

Boise, Idaho
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Historic yes; in the way of needing a major overhaul. Filthy, run down and smell as if your swimming in urine.

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Nadine G, Co-Owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

I'm sorry your visit wasn't all you had hoped it to be. As for the building needing a "major overhaul," we are constantly overhauling. There is always something on a 62-year-old building that needs attention; especially one in a humid environment. Every year we finish major projects, but as I've mentioned in other responses, we do them as time and... More 

Boise, Idaho, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Love the hot spring water but the facilities are run down. I understand that it is a historic site but there was quite a bit junk lying around the grounds and the inside seemed to have some mold growing. The gentleman at the front check in was very kind. I wanted to like this place better, I just feel that... More 

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Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit; and for the review, which allows to address some issues. We appreciate your "wanting to like the place better," and hope you'll try us again another time. As for a good "overall cleaning," we do that on a regular basis. We vacuum the pool a couple times a week--more if needed. The water is constantly... More 

Largo, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I was at Givens Hot Springs outside Murphy, ID. several times during my time in Boise, ID. in the 1990's. It's a wonderful little jewel, hidden behind some cottonwood trees, near the Snake River. There is a huge Olympic-sized swimming pool that is geothermally heated, plus there are private individual rooms where you can soak in the sunken tubs with... More 

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Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Angie, and we're glad you've enjoyed your visits here! We feel truly blessed to be stewards over this wonderful Idaho geothermal water, and the beautiful Owyhee county setting in which it's located. The two most gratifying aspects of both for us are the enjoyment of families and others who come for recreation and entertainment,... More 

Caldwell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went today, wonderful customer service, the older gentleman behind the counter was very nice. It is a place lost in time, which makes it wonderful, kid friendly, and no over crowding. I read these reviews and I cannot help but wonder if these people realize this is a very old place, historic, and was not meant to be a... More 

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Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your positive review! It's very gratifying when people "get" what we're all about, and who enjoy us for what we are. Especially satisfying for us is the number of people who are 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th generation visitors here. Many are delighted to find a place still operating that they enjoyed... More 

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